EPISODE 200: ‘DEFIANCE’ Q&A

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In Episode 200 – the first episode of Season 8! – we bring you the unedited audio from our live-streamed Q&A panel with the creative team behind the hit SyFy show Defiance. We recorded this panel in front of a live audience last week, and it is chock full of golden DIY nuggets: from storytelling theory, to writing tactics, to composing and scoring ideology, to creating alien languages – we covered it all in this hour-and-a-half-plus session. There’s even a little bit in there about acting … [Read more...]

EPISODE 199: 2015 Q2 REVIEW

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In Episode 199 – the final episode of Season 7! – Trev and AJ take a step back and continue the process of regular, intentional reflection with their Q2 review: a raw and intimate look back at the past 90 days to debrief on what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next. Follow along by downloading their LOAs (linked in the show notes below), and by checking out the key takeaways from their chat (also below). Total running time: 1:03:12. 2015 Q2 Review – Key Takeaways: the power of … [Read more...]

EPISODE 198: EMILY ROSE (REDUX – PART 3)

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In Episode 198, Trev and AJ talk about the power of filling the well – especially early in the day – and about Trev’s upcoming Climate Reality Leadership training. Then they respond to a great listener question about where and how to scare up work without spending all day clicking and submitting… and/or sending unsolicited taped auditions. Then Trev and AJ open the shimmering golden doors of the podcast archives to revive the third and final part of their long-ago chat with actress Emily Rose … [Read more...]

EPISODE 197: EMILY ROSE (REDUX – PART 2)

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In Episode 197, Trev and AJ talk about… camping – read: the power of presence and restoration – as well as respond to a listener question about life, career, and living where the work and/or happiness have the path of least resistance. Don’t be fooled by the 1/12th! Then Trev and AJ open the platinum-plated doors of the podcast archives to revive Part 2 of their long-ago chat with actress Emily Rose (Haven, Graceland, Uncharted), in which she shares why she feels it’s ideal to have both and … [Read more...]

EPISODE 196: EMILY ROSE (REDUX – PART 1)

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In Episode 196, AJ shares about his upcoming diversity showcase – and the subtle differences between the terms “ethnic diversity” and “ethnic ambiguity,” while Trev takes ownership of his professional experiences from the past week. Then the podcast vaults open their shimmering, golden doors to bring back one of the show’s most beloved and popular guests, Emily Rose (Haven, Graceland, Uncharted). In Part 1, Emily gives us the play-by-play of how she got her start, why all of us are in grad … [Read more...]

EPISODE 195: DOUG JONES (PART 3)

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In Episode 195, Trev and AJ chat about why *life* stuff > career news, and respond to a listener question that pits vision against the vision-less. Then Trev sits down for the third and final part of his interview with actor Doug Jones (Hell Boy, Falling Skies, Pan’s Labyrinth) – in which getting “pigeonholed” is a very good thing, why “if you don’t have anything to sell, don’t sell it yet,” the difference between turkeys, turds, and nuggets of gold, and how relationships, relationships, … [Read more...]

EPISODE 194: DOUG JONES (PART 2)

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In Episode 194, Trev and AJ share about their “slow week” support groups, and respond to a listener question about how to tackle writing a feature film screenplay (see below / show notes for a list!). Then Trev sits down for Part 2 with actor Doug Jones (Hell Boy, Falling Skies, Pan’s Labyrinth) to chat about how he built and refined his specificity through student films and indie projects, how he used that specificity to book a top commercial agent and blow up the commercial world, and how … [Read more...]

EPISODE 193: DOUG JONES (PART 1)

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In Episode 193, AJ shares some thoughts on balancing thrival jobs with acting gigs – like his new one with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) – then he and Trev respond to a listener question about how and when to move on from a comfortable-but-no-longer-challenging learning environment. Then Trev sits down with actor Doug Jones (Hell Boy, Falling Skies, Pan’s Labyrinth) to hear about how he's built a 3o-year career on physical specificity – and how “Mime Over Matter” and playing his school’s … [Read more...]

EPISODE 192: TAMMIE BAIRD (PART 2)

Episode 192: Tammie Baird (Part 2)

In Episode 192, AJ anticipates an upcoming “typical day in the life of a NYC actor,” Trev airs an image/materials/casting concern, and the dudes respond to a listener question about how to get started as a legit content creator (hint: it's hella simple). Then AJ and Jasmin sit down for Part 2 of their chat with actress and stuntwoman Tammie Baird – delving deeper into the parallels – or lack thereof – between casting stunt peeps and casting, like, just regular actors. Total running time: … [Read more...]

EPISODE 191: TAMMIE BAIRD (PART 1)

Episode 191: Tammie Baird (Part 1)

In Episode 191, Trev and AJ recap AJ’s recent Digital Actor Workshop in L.A., riff a bit on the network-backed musical trend (and AJ’s mysterious upcoming meeting), and do one more deep dive on the Equity / 99-seat thing. Then AJ and Jasmin sit down for Part 1 of their chat with actress and stuntwoman Tammie Baird – all about how she stumbled (no pun intended) into the work, and about what it takes, both physically and professionally, to stay in the game. Total running time: … [Read more...]